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By Jim Motavalli ·
July 23, 2012

Elon Musk Talks: 'Several More Years' at the Helm

Tesla's CEO on his leadership plans, making "perfect" Model S cars, stock blips, and what lies ahead.

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By Eric Loveday ·
July 13, 2012

Truly Affordable Tesla Electric Sedan to Launch in 2015

Work on Tesla's fourth electric vehicle is reportedly already underway and its launched is tentatively set for 2015. How does a target price of $30,000 sound?

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By Zach McDonald ·
July 12, 2012

Stingy With Model S Privileges, Tesla Gives Two Writers a Little More Access

The initial wave of “reviews” of the Tesla Model S in the past few weeks offered a first look at the most anticipated electric car release since the launch of the Nissan LEAF more than a year and a half ago. Of course, as nearly every automotive media outlet has pointed out in the weeks since, the torrent of positivity that followed the Model S media day was almost entirely based upon a few dozen 10 minute test drives around a loop surrounding the company's Fremont factory―giving us relatively little insight into the day-to-day driving experience that future owners might experience.

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By Eric Loveday ·
July 12, 2012

Daimler Reduces Stake in Tesla Motors by 40 Percent

Daimler AG investment vehicle division decided to reduce its stake in Tesla Motors by shifting 40 percent of its Tesla holdings to an Abu Dhabi sovereign-wealth fund.

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By Brad Berman ·
June 27, 2012

Tesla Model S Waiting List Is 11 Months

When I saw Nissan's Mark Perry a few weeks ago, he referred to the Nissan LEAF introduction as "the launch that never ends." In other words, passing over the keys to the first customers is only the beginning of a long slog: producing one vehicle after the next, responding to issues brought up by early adopters, and educating the market over and over again about how a EV is different than an internal combustion car. That's the first stage that Tesla now finds itself after the successful into of the Model S.

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By Eric Loveday ·
June 22, 2012

2012 Tesla Model S Scores EPA Range Rating of 265 Miles

The 2012 Tesla Model S today joins the list of available plug-in vehicles in the US. Just ahead of its official US launch, the EPA certified the 2012 Tesla Model S fitted with the 85-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Range is a shocking 265 miles, which means that the Model S covers more miles per charge than any mass-produced electric vehicle ever sold in the US.

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By Eric Loveday ·
June 06, 2012

Tesla Model S Number One Delivered to First Depositor

Tesla's much-anticipated Model S electric sedan is now the second vehicle in Tesla's lineup to enter the production cycle. It seems Steve Jurvetson, managing director of venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson and board member at Tesla Motors, quietly took delivery of Model S #01 last weekend.

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By Eric Loveday ·
May 22, 2012

First Tesla Model S Deliveries Scheduled for June 22

Tesla Motors officially announced that "several" paying customers will receive the first batch of Model S sedans on June 22 at an invitation-only event at Tesla's factory in Fremont, California. Tesla is ahead of schedule.

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By Eric Loveday ·
May 18, 2012

Projected EPA Range Ratings Emerge for All Versions of Tesla Model S

Accounting for all three variations in battery capacity, Motor Trend claims the 2012 Tesla Model S will likely earn an EPA certified range of 265 miles (85-kWh), 200 miles (60-kWh) or 140 miles (40-kWh).

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By Eric Loveday ·
May 11, 2012

Tesla Model S Range Exceeds Even Tesla's Expecations

According to Tesla Motors, the 85-kWh version of the Model S is expected to achieve 250-350 miles of range during constant-speed highway driving at 50-70 mph" under ideal conditions. If driven with a great deal of care, the range could even extend beyond 400 miles, according to the company.

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